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Case report: actinomycosis of the appendix--an unusual cause of acute appendicitis in children.
J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Oct; 45(10):2050-2.JP

Abstract

Abdominal actinomycosis in children is a rare disease, which is occasionally found on histologic examination after an operation for acute appendicitis. Because of its nonspecific clinical and radiological signs and symptoms and low prevalence, the diagnosis is hardly ever made before the patient undergoes an operation and tissue is available for pathologic evaluation. When the diagnosis is made, the patient should be treated with the appropriate long-term antibiotics. With antibiotic therapy, the prognosis is favorable. We describe a 13-year-old girl who presented with acute appendicitis and was found to have abdominal actinomycosis after undergoing open appendectomy, which was treated successfully with penicillin and piperacillin-tazobactam.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA. verena.ott@web.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20920728

Citation

Liu, Verena, et al. "Case Report: Actinomycosis of the Appendix--an Unusual Cause of Acute Appendicitis in Children." Journal of Pediatric Surgery, vol. 45, no. 10, 2010, pp. 2050-2.
Liu V, Val S, Kang K, et al. Case report: actinomycosis of the appendix--an unusual cause of acute appendicitis in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2010;45(10):2050-2.
Liu, V., Val, S., Kang, K., & Velcek, F. (2010). Case report: actinomycosis of the appendix--an unusual cause of acute appendicitis in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 45(10), 2050-2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2010.06.015
Liu V, et al. Case Report: Actinomycosis of the Appendix--an Unusual Cause of Acute Appendicitis in Children. J Pediatr Surg. 2010;45(10):2050-2. PubMed PMID: 20920728.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Case report: actinomycosis of the appendix--an unusual cause of acute appendicitis in children. AU - Liu,Verena, AU - Val,Sybile, AU - Kang,Kuang, AU - Velcek,Francesca, PY - 2010/04/07/received PY - 2010/06/06/revised PY - 2010/06/07/accepted PY - 2010/10/6/entrez PY - 2010/10/6/pubmed PY - 2011/2/17/medline SP - 2050 EP - 2 JF - Journal of pediatric surgery JO - J Pediatr Surg VL - 45 IS - 10 N2 - Abdominal actinomycosis in children is a rare disease, which is occasionally found on histologic examination after an operation for acute appendicitis. Because of its nonspecific clinical and radiological signs and symptoms and low prevalence, the diagnosis is hardly ever made before the patient undergoes an operation and tissue is available for pathologic evaluation. When the diagnosis is made, the patient should be treated with the appropriate long-term antibiotics. With antibiotic therapy, the prognosis is favorable. We describe a 13-year-old girl who presented with acute appendicitis and was found to have abdominal actinomycosis after undergoing open appendectomy, which was treated successfully with penicillin and piperacillin-tazobactam. SN - 1531-5037 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20920728/Case_report:_actinomycosis_of_the_appendix__an_unusual_cause_of_acute_appendicitis_in_children_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0022-3468(10)00482-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -